Thanksgiving Office Closures

The Louisiana Workforce Commission and its local offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday and Acadian Day. All automated services, including HiRE and the automated telephone line at 1-866-783-5567, are available 24/7 to file unemployment claims. LWC offices will reopen for business on Monday, Nov. 30.

N.O. Job 1 and St. Charles Offices Closed

The Job 1 Office in New Orleans is closed Tuesday, Nov. 24. Those needing assistance are encouraged to visit the Metairie office.

The St. Charles Business and Careers Solutions Center is also closed until further notice. Please check back to this page for updates.

Debit cards no longer an option for receiving unemployment benefits;
update banking preferences to direct deposit.

JPMorgan Chase is withdrawing from the business of providing debit cards to those receiving unemployment insurance
benefits. LWC strongly encourages all claimants to choose the direct deposit option to ensure the fastest and most secure
means of receiving benefits.

Read more here.

Louisiana applicants for unemployment benefits should only use the official website, or
A potential scam has been reported in Louisiana from a site claiming to be the Unemployment Advisory Department using
addresses including "," "" or ""
Learn more.


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